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the president of the united states, bram -- barack obama. >> thanks for everybody out there who cares deeply about this issue. monica's story is important because for all the day-to-day fights here in washington around the affordable care act, it's stories like hers why we took on this fight in the first place. r too long, working families were more vulnerable to the angst yites of today's economy than a broken health care system. we took up the fight because we believe that in america, nobody should have to worry about going broke just because somebody in their family or they got sick. we believe that nobody should have to choose between putting food on their kid's table or taking them to see a doctor. we believe we are a better country than a country where we allow every day 14,000 americans to lose their health care coverage or where tens of thousands of americans die because they didn't have health -- out of re oup pocket costs drove people into poverty. we thought we were better than that and that's why we took this on. [applause] and that's what has gotten lost a little bit over the la
immigration and health come together and i thank president obama for lifting the travel ban on those affected with h.i.v. -- infected with h.i.v. it had been my original intent to talk about world aids day, which we celebrated yesterday but i wanted to pay my respects to those fasting for immigration. our work on h.i.v.-aids has been a product of bipartisan cooperation in this congress over a long period of time. in the white house, though, first with president clinton, we increased the bilateral programs to fight aids and helped create, authorize and fund the global fund. then under the leadership of president bush we established pepfar and provided the necessary funding to ramp up emergency response to the crisis. president obama has strengthened those efforts and boosted our investments by law firming the national hiv-aids strategy. in addition to that, president obama announces that pepfar would not only reach its goal of providing treatment for six million people by 2013, but will exceed that farget by providing 6.7 million people with life-saving treatment. s that tribute to the leaders
. we'll take you live now in washington, center for american progress is hosting president obama. he'll be speaking about the economy. >> thank you. thank you, everybody. thank you so much. thank you. thank you, everybody. please, please have a seat. thank you so much. well, thank you for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resonated with me. there were a lot of parallels in my life and probably resonated with some of you. over the past 10 years, the center for american progress has done incredible work to shape the debate over expanding community for all americans. i could not be more grateful to cap not only for giving me a lot of good policy ideas but also giving me a lot of staff. [laughter] my friend, john, padesta, ran my transition. my chief of staff, dennis, did a stinted cap. so you obviously are doing a good job training folks. i also want to thank all the members of congress and my administration who are here today for the wonderful work that they do. i want to thank mayor gray and everyone here at the arc for having me. this center, which i've been to quit
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